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that maybe one of the things that creates a sense of peacefulness in the social environment is that we have so many different religions and a first amendment that protects religious freedom that we don't have one religion rising to the surface or competing or two or three. well, one thing we wanted to do with our new version of beliefs and believers is to go to a part of the world where we do see more of the tensions between religion, and the spot we picked on, dare i say, was israel and then to some extent egypt. and we wanted to go to israel in particular because there isn't such a diverse cultural environment in terms of religion, so that the tensions are, in some senses, watered down. as we all know, unless you've been meditating in a cave for the past 20 years, israel and the social environment in israel is very tense in terms of the relationship between the three great faiths that actually share something of a cultural tradition- judaism, christianity, and islam. and so what we- we have an extraordinary opportunity, and something like a great risk. i'm surprised david ainsworth, our e
, is a humid and dark and windless kind of environment. it's been surviving, existing for miions of years. and so my, many species have become specialized for these very unique micro-climatic conditions. and then you juxtapose that with a harsh, dry, windy cattle pasture, and so the conditions are just completely different. narrator: at the forest edge, where these two different environments meet, common plant species that are well adapted to the sunny and dry conditions start to take over, affecting the overall diversity and structure of the forest. dr. sue laurance: one of the important mechanisms that's pushing the change in structure are these vines. what the vines do -- they start to smother trees up near the edge, and actually they can kill these trees. and the thing that we are most concerned about with fragmentation and these sorts of structural changes in the edges is that the edges start to encroach into the fragment itself, and the fragment starts to shrink in area. dr. bill laurance: whenever you have an environmental change, there's winners and losers. so the vines and other
in their environment. it's...it's going down to the gross motor area and playing and just seeing the joy that they have on their faces and them talking to you and talking to them. it's going to the art room, even though they're infants, and just showing them around, and, um, just showing-- it's just not verbal. it's showing them their environment. i think babies need a lot of comfort and calmness. babies are going to sense your stress or your hurrying through an activity, and i think if you are very calm with them, then they will be more calm. they will sense your feelings. watch amy. watch amy. joanne: routine caregiving tasks such as feeding, diaper-changing, and potty-training provide not-to-be-missed opportunities for affectionate, one-to-one contact with each little one. but this stimulation should not be overdone. too much stimulation, such as bright lights, too many children in a group, or constant noise overwhelms infants. they need an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in order to truly thrive. [quiet music playing] look. look. what's on the wall? what's on the wall, sean? butterflies? see bu
, how we organize our societies and how we make our living. humans have populated every environment on earth. we live on the frozen tundra and in the searing deserts. we live in thriving cities of millions and in isolated camps of a few dozen. some societies seem simple because they are small and their members are self-sufficient and use simple tools. others seem complex because they have large populations and people depend on each other for food and goods and use sophisticated technology. in between, there is a range that fills the spectrum. all of these differences are cultural, learned behavior, the result of a complex interaction between our inventiveness and our natural environments. as we search for new horizons, our inventiveness thrusts us across the boundaries of space, into new worlds. this new view of earth dispels an ancient myopia -- the artificial boundaries of our states and the politics that often divide us. here is a vision of one planet and one family of humankind. but the view from earth reminds us of a common human dilemma, the rise and fall of our many ways of l
. that is destruction interference. the eye gonna see nothing. you're not gonna see this in your local environment. what you will see in your local environment is white light from the sun. the sunlight coming down and hitting the gasoline on a rainy day. you've all noticed that. you notice that? it's gotta be a rainy day that the gasoline gives you the color. why? 'cause the gasoline gotta float on water to give you two surfaces to make reflection from, yeah? okay? now, when white light hits for this particular thickness, the blue is gone. you check with your neighbor and see if your neighbor knows. if the blue is gone from the white reflecting, what color is the eye gonna see? go. what's it gonna be, gang? - green. - something. how many say a yellow or an orange or something like that? yeah, yeah the complementary color of that shade of blue, yeah? we talked about this. we talked about the blue sky, remember? the blue sky scatters off blue. so given enough sky for the light to get through by the time light gets to you and all the blue is scattered, what do you get left, gang? you get the complementary
in their own environment. i feel that when we come back from a home visit, which is usually done in the beginning of the year for the first time, i'm able to understand the parent and the child better. hendrick: many of us, especially those who work with infants, are the child's and the parents' first real contact with the outside world. this presents us with a unique opportunity for becoming closely involved and attached to our infants and family members. hi. hi. but how do we form a bond with our children without becoming overly attached? where do we begin? we can start by making sure the lines of communication between ourselves and the family members are wide open. he has not eaten this morning. he was a good little boy, even though his sister woke him up. sissy wake you up? yes, she did. did sissy wake you up this morning? he's probably hungry. are you hungry? hendrick: one way is by looking for opportunities to find out what's happening at home. families are under a great deal of stress these days for any number of reasons. they might regret having to leave their child with
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